Department Of Agriculture Custer , SD 57730
This position is located within a National Forest. This position is established on a Forest Service unit to serve as a member of a survey crew. The incumbent performs assignments associated with the Forests engineering and cadastral surveying work.
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Performs a limited variety of simple, repetitive tasks such as:
Functions as rod person on land surveys that require specific rodding and leveling procedures, and uses various types of rods. In accordance with established procedures, selects the measuring or turning point according to the terrain and demands of the type of survey involved.
Is designated as pacer of a leveling party. Proceeds ahead of the party to determine positions the rod crew will occupy so that observations will be balanced and instruments kept level.
Functions as head of the measuring crew on routine, repetitive surveys. Using established methods and procedures, selects measuring points by considering terrain, necessity of balancing observations, and demands of the type of survey and equipment involved. Independently carries through a sequence of standard operations, directing the work of other crew members.
Measures slope distance, and converts to horizontal distance by using a variety of surveying instruments.
Functions as target set-up person under a variety of standard conditions. Using a reconnaissance sketch, locates stations and orients positions. Erects and levels survey targets, orients targets at observing stations, and adjusts the brightness, focus, and direction of targets according to directions from observers using radio or light signals.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check
You must complete a background investigation to check for criminal history
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
No additional requirements.
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS-03: (6) Six months of General Experience.
General Experience is defined as: Observed technical work, such as construction inspector or surveyor work. Performed general office duties, such as filing and maintaining simple records. Performed simple arithmetic computations. Other work experience, paid or unpaid, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position. Examples of unpaid work include volunteer work, such as at a park, youth camp, scouting organization, hospital, community sports league, local fire department, etc.
Successfully completed 1 year of post-secondary education that included at least one course in surveying, engineering, industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, forestry, geography, navigation, cartography, physical science, or mathematics.
Completion of an intensive, specialized course of study of less than 1 year may meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3. Courses of this type normally require completion of up to 40 hours per week of instruction rather than the usual 20 hours per week, and are usually of at least 3 months duration. Such courses may have been obtained through a variety of programs such as those offered by business or technical schools, and through military training programs. To be creditable, such a course must have been designed specifically as career preparation for the work of the position being filled, and must have provided the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work.
A combination of education and experience listed above.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements on the closing date of this announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social) Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
See Qualifications above for Education Requirements.